ntpd configutration -- a small suggestion from the peanut gallery

doug doug at fledge.watson.org
Wed Jun 5 14:45:06 UTC 2019

On Tue, 4 Jun 2019, Ronald F. Guilmette wrote:

> During install of my fresh new 12.0-RELEASE system, I was asked
> if I wanted to enable ntpd.  I clicked the little box to enable
> that.
> Now I have the system up and running, and yesa, the date/time isn't
> set right.... off by several hours.
> I feel sure that I'll be able to figure out how to get ntpd properly
> enabled & configured, but I would just like to offer, hunbly, to the
> Powers That Be, that it would be Nice if ntpd, once enabled during
> install, just worked, you know, right outta the box.

Some easy things: Make sure ntpd started okay; next check the time zone and run 
tzsetup if it's wrong; add [ntpd_sync_on_start="YES"] to your rc.conf

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